Dunia tak seluas daun kelor

Dalam bahasa Indonesia ada pepatah “Dunia tak seluas daun kelor”, untuk informasi aja daun kelor itu kecil banget loh. Jadi selama 4 tahun tinggal di Jepang ini saya setidaknya mengalami dua kali kejadian yang membuktikan bahwa benar dunia itu ternyata kecil banget.

Yang pertama, kejadiannya sekitar 3 atau 4 tahun yang lalu. Ada rekan kerja dulu pas di Jakarta yang lagi jalan-jalan ke Osaka dan kita rencana mau ketemuan, tapi karena schedule dia padat banget, kita ga sempat untuk ketemuan. Ternyata pas teman saya lagi jalan-jalan ke Arashiyama dan dia tersesat trus dia tanya sama orang yang ternyata adalah teman kampus saya anak malaysia

Yang terbaru, sekitar satu minggu yang lalu saya jemput pacar saya di Shin-Osaka station. Di depan exit gate nya saya ketemu temen saya anak Jerman yang baru pulang liburan dari negaranya. Kita sempet ngobrol-ngobrol bentar, catch up kecil-kecilan, tidak lama kemudian cowok saya muncul dari exit gate. Ternyata teman saya dan cowok saya itu duduk nya sebelehan dalam penerbangan Frankfurt-KIX. Bahkan mereka sempet kenalan dan ngobrol-ngobrol selama di pesawat.

 

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The story of me and my ipad

So last year’s spring I bought myself an ipad as a present for accepted as a phd student in Osaka University. The objectives of was for it’d make it easier for me to read scientific journal inside the lab or at the lounge. As usual I dressed my ipad in red ipad cover which I just realized it was really expensive back then (Damn, what was I thinking when I bought that ipad cover). it was functioned as it was meant to for a couple of weeks, LOL!!! Yes I only use it to read journal for a couple of weeks, after that i just print my journal and bring it to the lounge to read it.
If I don’t use it to read journal, then what did I use it for?. I use it to play games yes mobile games. and browsing mostly, since my laptop that I put in the office is my old one(it is very slow even for browsing). I find out that brwsing on ipad is very convenient than on iphone. bigger screen, easier tabs and faster.
6 months later I felt a little bit of regret with my ipad, since I only use it for browsing and playing games, which i can do all of that with my iphone. I pay quite a lot for the monthly service, almost at the same price of my iphone. I really hate my ipad at that time, I felt like cancelling it, but then I have to pay 50.000 yen if I want to cancel the contract. I even made a mental note that when the contract is over I will not extended it. Now I really enjoy my ipad, fully use it for journal reading, taking notes during meeting, and browsing. Though i should’ve just bought the wifi version since i rarely use it outside school and home.
Anyway I don’t regret that I applied for ipad.